Lotto: Surprise Christmas win for Timaru Powerball player

A lucky Lotto player from Timaru will be feeling extra generous this festive season after winning $7.2 million in Saturday's Powerball draw.

The winning balls were 11, 19, 23, 28, 30, 33, and the bonus ball was 16. The Powerball was three.

The total prize is made up of $7 million from Powerball first division and $250,000 from Lotto first division. The winning ticket was sold at Countdown Church St in Timaru.

Three lucky Lotto players from Auckland and Wellington will also be celebrating after winning $250,000 each with Lotto first division.

The winning Lotto tickets were sold at PAK'nSAVE Lincoln Rd in Auckland, New World Newlands in Wellington, and on MyLotto to a player from Wellington.